Juddmonte draft adds life to Tattersalls
TRAINER Ian Williams added a potentially exciting recruit to his team at today's Tattersalls February Sale when fighting off Oliver St Lawrence to get Juddmonte's Prince Apollo for 44,000gns.
The five-year-old son of Dansili had shown smart form for David Smaga in France, winning three races and nearly £50,000 in prize-money, and would have been sold atthe Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training had he not wrenched his near fore joint just days before.
"He's for Dr Marwan Koukash," said Williams. "He'll be staying on the Flat and he's a good-looking horse."
One lot later, Amanda Perrett paid 36,000gns for Truism, whom she trained for Juddmonte to win a 7f Goodwood maiden as a two-year-old.
Prince Apollo and Truism are two of only five horses so far to sell for 20,000gns or more. The clearance rate has lifted slightly to 53 per cent although the average is a moderate 6,370gns. However, it is the 2,000gns median that underlines just how quiet this sale is.